Honestly if you haven't heard of this game I'm not entirely surprised. Disappointed, but not surprised. Half-Minute Hero is an RPG released for the PSP in late 2009, then had a (in my opinion) somewhat butchered re-release on XBox Live Arcade under the name Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax in mid 2011. The graphics are quirky and fun, the writing is top-notch in a very tongue-in-cheek way, and the music is absolutely phenomenal. The whole premise of the game is that it breaks down an RPG to its absolute most basic elements and cuts out all the meandering about you would normally have to do; giving you a full RPG experience in less than a minute -- which is great. I love RPGs but I have to admit that lately I just don't really have the patience to play through them anymore and this was a fantastic alternative. Although the game was well recieved among the people that played it, not enough people actually did. It did get a sequel in Japan but as far as I can tell there are no intentions of bringing it to a Western audience because it didn't sell well enough which is a damn shame. In my opinion it was the best game of 2009 and still one of my favorite games to date.
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